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William M. Gray
William Mason Gray

(1929-10-09)October 9, 1929
Died April 16, 2016(2016-04-16) (aged 86)
Alma mater University of Chicago
Known for Research into hurricanes, climate change skepticism
Nancy Price
(m. 1954; wid. 2001)
Children Four
Scientific career
Fields Atmospheric science
Institutions Colorado State University
Thesis On the scales of motion and internal stress characteristics of the hurricane (1964)

William "Bill" Mason Gray (October 9, 1929 – April 16, 2016) was Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU), and the head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU's Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He was widely regarded as a pioneer in the science of forecasting hurricanes and one of the world's leading experts on tropical storms. After retiring as a faculty member at CSU in 2005, Gray remained actively involved in both climate change and tropical cyclone research until his death.

Gray died in Fort Collins, Colorado on April 16, 2016, aged 86.

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